the coyotes Arizona’s future is in doubt after voters rejected the NHL team’s plan for a multi-million dollar entertainment district in Tempe.
Despite the recent setback, the Coyotes plan to play at Mullett Arena on the Arizona State University campus for the 2023-24 season.
The Coyotes’ social media team decided to lighten the mood amid the tense situation for the franchise. On Friday, the team’s Twitter account promised to reveal plans for a new arena if fans racked up enough likes on a particular tweet.
«Bundle if this tweet gets 20,000 likes by the end of the day we will leak our new plans for the arena,» the tweet read.
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About three hours later, the tweet apparently drew enough likes and the Coyotes delivered a hilarious video about so-called stadium plans.
«The wait is over. Click the link below,» the Coyotes account wrote in a tweet.
The link redirected fans to a website with «New Arena Plans» at the top.
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The fans had been Rickrolled. The website featured the video for Rick Astley’s 1987 hit song «Never Gonna Give You Up.»
It was a subtle way of telling Coyotes fans that the fight to keep the team going long-term was not over.
On Thursday, the team’s social media team posted a poll, asking fans which suburban city they’d like to see see a new arena built.
Scottsdale, Arizona was crowned the winner, with Mesa a distant second.
The uncertainty surrounding the franchise, which has called Arizona home since 1996, has only fueled speculation that the team will soon move to a different market.
Several cities have been rumored as landing sites for the nhl franchise in case you finally pack up and move.
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Markets such as Atlanta, Houston, Salt Lake City, Kansas City and Quebec City have been mentioned.